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New DMV Law Aimed at Thwarting Stalkers

Posted September 2, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The state Division of Motor Vehicles is making plans to implement a new federal law aimed at stopping violent stalkers.

Starting September 13th, there will no longer be access to public records such as a driver's name and driving records. For years, anyone could go down to the DMV office with a license plate number and get all of that information for a small fee.

That service will stop this month.. under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act.